Biology

Luddites Make the Tech Revolutions

Lisa Ma | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lisa Ma

The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.

What's Vitamin D Got to Do With MS?

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mitchell

We don't know what causes MS, but it's likely to be a complex link between genetic and environmental factors. So far, research has flagged up viruses, smoking and vitamin D as triggers that could affect your risk.

Natural Selection: Does Evolution Pull or Push?

Mark Brewer | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Brewer

Consider the following alternative. The forward-facing brain can almost certainly be traced back to the development of neural nets in all extremely simple organisms with bilaterian (symmetrical) body plans.

We're Threatening Our Own Future As A Species

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Tech

Humans have already triggered the start of Earth's sixth mass extinction, thereby threatening their own future as a species, a hard-hitting new study ...

Boris Settles The Tim Hunt Sexism Row By Calling In A Crying Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has called for Sir Tim Hunt to be reinstated after the Nobel Prize-winning biologist was forced to quit a number of roles for making con...

Scientists Have Rather Casually Discovered A New Species Of Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed the remains of what they believe is another ancient human species, in Afar Ethiopia. The discovery of 3.3 to 3.5 million-...

This Is What's Most Important To Men Looking For Love...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What do men look for in a woman: big breasts, long legs, a Kim Kardashian-esque bottom, or - dare we say it - intelligence? According to a Cambridg...

Animals Acting Suspiciously Like Humans

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK
Frontier

We've all heard dogs cry or seen monkeys smile and laugh, but there are some skills we thought no other animals had... most of the time, we were wrong. From tools to fire, from clothes to food seasoning, here are some animals which display "human" characteristics.

Under The Skin Chip Replaces Keycard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

A company in Stockholm, Sweden is offering its employees a drastic new alternative to getting around the building: microchips. The employee has a t...

10 Unsolved Mysteries of the Human Body

AllTime10s | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why you're left handed? Or confused by why we yawn?...

Why Do We Get Jealous?

DNews | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

At times, we all feel jealous, but why? What purpose does the emotion serve?...

Science Is Disgusting

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

General Electric's new CT scanner is something of a modern marvel. Using significantly less radiation while capturing pin sharp images it's aiming to ...

Extraordinary Newborns: Their First Steps Put to the Test

Frontier | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Frontier

Barnacle Geese are a species which I personally was taken aback by. If any of you have seen the new series called 'Life Story,' presented by Sir David Attenborough, then you know very well that this species in particular is one which leaves you utterly mesmerized. Check it out the video below.

Memories Are Worth Fighting for - the 21st Century Way

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Progress is urgently needed in understanding Alzheimer's disease and in finding effective treatments. Available drugs can help stabilise memory loss and confusion for a few months in about half of patients, but no preventative treatments exist and none that slow the inexorable development of the disease.

What's Different About A Paedophile's Brain?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

It might sound like a statistic from Brass Eye, but scientists have found that paedophile's brains are abnormally "tuned" to be attracted to the faces...

Scientists Bring 1,500-Year-Old 'Zombie Moss' Back To Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have brought a living thing back from the dead after 1,500 years spent frozen in life. Unfortunately, the lifeform returned to life is n...

Racism: Is It Inherent or Learned?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

Race is a social paradigm. It does not intrinsically draw a parallel with our prototypes of anxiety or distrust or phobia, despite the fact that it can develop into one. Thus it is within our authority to foster a social order whereby race is not a profound construct.

Cells Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new 3D imaging technique is enabling scientists to view cells like never before without using dyes or even disturbing them. The method uses conve...

STUDy: Dogs Evolved To Look Like Human Babies

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs might have evolved to look like cute human babies, a study has suggested. In the study, rescue dogs that were best able to pull on the heart s...

Expand Your Mind in 2014 with the Salon Revival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

We've all got resolutions for 2014, some of them we might even keep beyond January. But if you are looking for something new this coming year, how about attending salons? Building on an illustrious heritage, the modern salons are cultural showcases that cover a range of subjects from the worlds of science, the arts and psychology.

My Top 14 Bonkers Things About the World

Marcus Chown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.

DNA Breakthrough Could Lead To 'Elixir Of Life'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech

A DNA breakthrough has lead to new hopes that we might one day fully understand the ageing process - and be able to slow it down -- or halt it altoget...

LOOK: One Lecturer's Unconventional Method Of Teaching Science

The Huffington Post UK/WENN | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One university lecturer has figured out a way to get her students interested - getting one of them to strip off and pose as a living display. Dr. C...

Love Alive in Art: The Artist's Ardor Springs from Nature

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my younger days, I savored each drop of my education - every lesson was a shining gift to be unwrapped, and my mind was eager to take them in. I still recall with such clarity the day my class learned about Luther Burbank, a pioneer of agriculture and a true reveler in Nature's glory.

Students Stripped Of Biology A-Levels As Teachers 'Helped Them Too Much'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students will be stripped of their A-levels because they were given an unfair advantage by teachers, it has emerged. Biology pupils at ...